Hwy 385 project still on schedule

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HOT SPRINGS – For those wondering if the state’s planned reconstruction of Hwy. 385 through downtown Hot Springs is ever going to happen, Hot Springs Mayor Bob Nelson recently confirmed that things are still on schedule for a November 2021 bid letting.

“It’s been years in the making but the Highway 385 reconstruction project is closer to becoming a reality,” stated Mayor Nelson, in an email to this newspaper. “On October 21, 2021, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City...

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Hot Springs couple raises 34 monarch butterflies at their home

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All photos courtesy of the Gericke family

LEFT: Although adult monarch butterflies feed on the nectar of many different flowers, the caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed leaves. CENTER: Approximately two weeks after hatching, the caterpillar transforms into the green chrysalis. In another two weeks an adult monarch will emerge. RIGHT: In the wild the success rate for egg to butterfly is only 3 – 10%. The Gerickes raised and released 34 healthy butterflies at their home in Hot Springs over...

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Former resident pens her first Christian book

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Had it not been for a worldwide pandemic, Audrey (Wyatt) Shrive’s book “This is from Me” may have never been penned.

“I have a dear friend who, years ago, suggested I write a book about how my first marriage ended. That same friend, who is a published author, offered a four-week class on how to write a memoir at the beginning of the COVID crisis in 2020,” said Shrive, who grew up in Oral and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1982. “I just laughed and thought...

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This is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Walk Against Violence scheduled for October 14th

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Domestic violence knows no race, no gender and no mercy.

“I thought it would get better after I married him,” said domestic abuse survivor Jacki Lockwood of her first marriage, “yet, if I had stayed, he might have killed me.”

Lockwood, like many others before and after her, found the power to leave when she gave birth to her daughter. “I didn’t want that life for her.”

However, the power to leave is often systematically stripped from the abused by the abuser...

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13 Mustangs parade through town for the 13 fallen soldiers

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Photo by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald Star

Thirteen Mustangs adorned with the names of the 13 fallen in Afghanistan line up for a somber parade Sunday through the streets of Hot Springs.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – A somber parade was held Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. that wove through the streets of Hot Springs honoring the 13 fallen heroes who died in Afghanistan on Aug. 26.

Thirteen mustangs, each with a banner emblazoned with the name of one of...

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Newcomer to Edgemont area interested in promoting community independence on former Fort Igloo property

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Photo by Eric Harrold/FRCH-S

Ben Collett is pictured here holding a copy of the announcement for meetings of the Fort Igloo Co-operative, an informal group promoting ideas and information for the ‘prepper lifestyle’ that might be of interest to...

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